Friday, February 11, 2011


I want to be more like an Etch-A-Sketch, I think, for an Etch-A-Sketch keeps no record of wrongs.

It's clear to all who know me well that only value-added relationships are welcome in my kingdom, and I certainly don't believe that "forgive and forget" is always feasible, or even desirable. Etch-a-Sketchiness is not so much about the aftermath of an egregious breach of trust, rather, it's about the ability to overlook some of the small things when it's really the big picture that matters; to not hold a grudge or keep a mental score when it's possible to shake out the mistakes and start again with a freshly cleaned screen.

Further, an Etch-a-Sketch reminds me that when one path ends, I must travel back the way I came or forge ahead in a newly created direction, I must find a way or make one.